The Edison Tech Center is suspending weekly public hours this fall and part of the winter as we change our displays and update our heating system. We still are open to the public on Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm for the Electric City Bike Rescue.
You can check our google Calendar for updates to our schedule here.
The Edison Tech Center in Schenectady has been host to many events over the years. This fall we look forward to a variety of events currently in planning. We will continue the film showings and Electric City Bike Rescue meetings as well as a few new things.
Looking back at last year we had a few events related to the International Year of Light. In December electrical engineer John D. Harnden Jr. made a presentation showing the latest and greatest of consumer light technology. Lighting collector and expert Rick DeLair conducted a video tour of his collection of lights including early Edison-era incandescents to huge rare street lights.
Last year was the 150th Steinmetz Day in April. Craig Cantello made a presentation on lighting technology for the event. Pioneer of microwave technology Rudy Dehn hosted an event in June for kids with a Van de Graaf generator and other cool teaching toys. Dr. Ron Fearing kicked off the spring with an event on robots engineered after insects. Dr. Fearing has a specialty in crawling and flying milli-robots.
The Edison Tech Center is often host to private group events such as Dr. Frank Wick’s engineering student’s events and local old age homes. If you’d like to bring a group to the Edison Tech Center please contact us and ask about our facilities. If you are interested in attending events the easiest way is to like us on Facebook where we post events. You can also check our Google Calendar on our page.